COMMENT: Fall 2011
By Harley Shaiken | Introducing the Fall 2011 issue of the Berkeley Review of Latin American Studies and commenting on the fall semester.
MEXICO: 72 Migrantes
By Alma Guillermoprieto | Creating a website to memorialize the 72 migrants who were murdered in Tamaulipas in 2010 with award-winning journalist Alma Guillermoprieto.
RESEARCH: Hispanic Panethnicity
By G. Cristina Mora | Examining the forces that led to the creation of “Hispanic” identity in the United States.
PERU: The Center Could Not Hold
By Tomás Bril-Mascarenhas | Looking at what happened to the centrists in Peru’s 2011 election, Professor Steven Levitsky lays out the structural weaknesses that led to a surprising election year.
U.S. - MEXICO FUTURES FORUM: Thinking Continentally
By Robert A. Pastor | Outlining the author's vision for a more united and strategic North America.
ANTÔNIO BARROS DE CASTRO: Remembering an Economic Visionary
By Peter Evans | Remembering Antônio Barros de Castro, Professor Emeritus Peter Evans highlights the Brazilian economist’s contributions to our understanding of the world economy.
CHILE: Student Leaders Reinvent the Protest
By Ernesto Muñoz-Lamartine | Assessing the educational inequalities that sparked the mass protests known as “the Chilean winter” with Chilean student leader Giorgio Jackson.
U.S. - MEXICO FUTURES FORUM: Holding a Mirror to Mexico
By Harley Shaiken | Reviewing the film “Miss Bala” and describing the special advanced screening CLAS hosted in December with the film’s producer Diego Luna.
U.S. - MEXICO FUTURES FORUM: Missed Connections
By Sarah Krupp | Describing the dynamics of the U.S.–Mexico diplomatic relationship with Rafael Fernández de Castro, the former foreign policy advisor to Mexican president Felipe Calderón
U.S. - MEXICO FUTURES FORUM: Mexico's Drug War - Lessons From New York?
By Celeste Kauffman | Highlighting some policing strategies from New York that could be applied to combatting drug-related crime in Mexico, with legal scholar Frank Zimring.
FOREIGN AFFAIRS EN ESPAÑOL: Michelle Bachelet: A Rendezvous With History
By Beatriz Manz | Following the arc of Michelle Bachelet’s career.
IMMIGRATION: Reclaiming the Dream
By Kevin Escudero | Discussing with California assembly member Gil Cedillo the trajectory of his ultimately-successful California Dream Act, which made undocumented college students eligible for some forms of financial aid.
FILM: Sand in the Gears of Impunity
By Sarah Weber | Analyzing the film “Granito de Arena: How to Nail a Dictator,” a documentary about those struggling to end impunity in Guatemala.
RESEARCH: Cultivating a Coca-Free Future
By Sarah Krupp | Sharing her findings, Tinker Summer Research Grant recipient Sarah Krupp on the comparative success of coca-eradication programs in Colombia’s Pacific Southwest.
By Horacio Salinas | Playing his guitar, Horacio Salinas, the internationally renowned musician, composer and musical director of the beloved Chilean ensemble Inti-Illimani, taught a class for the Center for Latin American Studies during fall 2011.